CROCKPOT CREATIONS

Slow Cooker Beef, Tomato, and Acini de Pepe Soup

2018年8月8日

Preparing for the arrival of Winter Storm Kayla this week, I felt the need to fire up the crockpot.  There’s NOTHING like a warm bowl of soup when the snow is falling outside.  Best eaten in front of the fireplace, under a blanket with fuzzy socks on.

See how I weather a winter storm?

Slow Cooker Beef, Tomato, and Acini de Pepe Soup

This soup totally hit the spot.  Rich with veggies and hearty with beef and beef stock, this soup throws together in no time and is the perfect comfort food on a cold winter night.

I portioned out the soup and even popped a few cups in the freezer for a later meal.  Excited to enjoy the leftovers this week, and to have more to savor in future weeks!

Slow Cooker Beef Tomato Acini de Pepe Soup

From Skinnytaste

Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

Slow Cooker Beef, Tomato, and Acini de Pepe Soup

1 lb. 90% lean ground beef

1 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 cup diced onion

1/2 cup diced celery

1/2 cup diced carrot

28 oz. can diced tomatoes

32 oz. beef stock

2 bay leaves

4 oz small pasta, such as Acini di pepe

grated parmesan cheese, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  In a large nonstick skillet, saute the beef and salt on high heat until browned, breaking the meat up into small bits.

Slow Cooker Beef, Tomato, and Acini de Pepe Soup

Slow Cooker Beef, Tomato, and Acini de Pepe Soup

2.  Add the onion, celery and carrots and saute 3 to 4 minutes.

Slow Cooker Beef, Tomato, and Acini de Pepe Soup

3.  Transfer to the slow cooker along with the tomatoes, stock and bay leaf, cover and cook low 8 hours.

Slow Cooker Beef, Tomato, and Acini de Pepe Soup

4.  Just before you’re ready to serve the soup, cook the pasta on the stove according to package directions. Add the pasta, stir and cook according to package directions.  Add to the crockpot and stir to combine.

Slow Cooker Beef, Tomato, and Acini de Pepe Soup

5.  Serve with a bit of parmesan cheese, and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Beef, Tomato, and Acini de Pepe Soup

Per Generous 1 Cup Serving:

CAL 249; FAT 8g; CARBS 23g; PROT 21g; FIB 3g; SUG 4g

WW Points+: 6; WW Smart Points: 5